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Long Barreled Luger With Stock? Help

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by grock5k, Oct 2, 2012.

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  1. grock5k

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    Hello everyone. I picked up this non firing long barreled Luger? with stock at a yardsale a little while ago for 45 bucks. The guy I bought it from didn't know anything about it he found it in his dad's barn after he passed away. I've been trying to do some research on it but I keep coming up short. The only markings on it are 04-79 with SMG under it on the right side. A faint MGC on the left side and top. Does anybody know anything about these? Is it a real one or just a reproduction any information would be grate. I do have the trigger and a few other pieces to it I would eventualy like to get it shooting again. Thanks


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  2. Jim Watson

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    Is the barrel 16" long?

    I think it might be a buildup to give a legal "carbine" that was not a C&R.
    Done back when Lugers were cheap surplus and not high priced collectors' trade goods.

    There were a lot of strange Lugers assembled out of WW I surplus guns and parts during the 1920s but that would not account for the nonstandard markings on yours.
     
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    I think Jim may be right. There was an "Artillery" model Luger with a longer barrel and detachable shoulder stock, but it doesn't really look much like yours.

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  4. grock5k

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    Yeah I looked up the Artillery Luger when I first got the gun but it didnt really look like it. If you compare the stocks mine kinda looks like it was cut off a small 22 maybe. The stock doesnt really fit too well it kinda wiggles around and I havent figured out how to detach it yet. I really don't know how long the barrel is I haven't measured it but 16 inches sounds about right. I'll take it to the gun shop I go to and have the gunsmith look at it. If it's not too expensive to get working again I'd like to I think it would be pretty neet to take to the range. Thanks for your help.
     
  5. SharpsDressedMan

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    An MGC gun was made in Japan, and would fire special blank cartridges, if you could find them and reload them. It is a "replica", not a gun that would ever fire live ammo. Still, if you can restore it, it would be worth maybe $200-$300 to a "non-gun" collector. It is still a hell of a wallhanger for $45!
     
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    Awesome thank you for the info.
     
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    I just looked on gunboker, and there is one just like yours, complete, for $275. Might want to take a look. just punch in mgc and luger on a search there.
     
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